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Weekend Roundup: Macri Speaks To CBS And Gets Snapchat

By | [email protected] | March 21, 2016 11:02am

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This weekend, Lollapalooza — or looking through other peoples’ pictures of said music festival’s attempt to look like Coachella — took up that part of the weekend in which you normally painstakingly read the news.

Never fear, The Bubble is back with the weekend roundup for when you want to change the subject from Florence and the Machine.

  • President Mauricio Macri had a busy weekend with journalists. He and First Lady Juliana Awada were featured on 60 Minutes with CBS’ Leslie Stahl and discussed some gems such as Macri claiming his dance moves as “innovative”:
  • In terms of national news, Macri had an interview with both La Nación and Clarín and a “federal interview” on TV Pública with various journalists, including two from the interior, dedicated to his administration’s first 100 days of government. The interview was held in the Kirchner Cultural Center and covered topics such as inflation and unemployment.

  • News broke yesterday that the Church will declassify files from the last military dictatorship on March 23rd, the eve of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup that brought the military junta to power. The announcement came days after the White House also said it would declassify similar documents to honor US President Barack Obama’s visit to Argentina on the same day.

vaticano 05nov2014 el papa Francisco recibió esta tarde en audiencia privada en el Vaticano a la presidenta de Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto y a su nieto Ignacio Guido , recuperado en agosto pasado después de 36 años de incansable búsqueda. foto afp/telam/dsl

  • We can all rest easy now that we know Stamper approved of the Casa Rosada. And no, we will not start calling it “the Pink House” instead of Casa Rosada because a) Pink House sounds like Malibu Barbie’s urban getaway and b) rosada is not the same as rosa.
  • Macri also announced that he is now on Snapchat. No, I’m not kidding: the King of Social Media is going to add Snapchat to his realm. He said that “it’s not easy explaining what Snapchat is or what it’s useful for. However, it’s very easy to use […] We’ll see what happens ;)”
  • I did not add the wink. He even changed his Facebook profile picture yesterday to honor the occasion:

Priceless. Photo via Mauricio Macri’s Official Facebook Page

 

Now if that didn’t lighten up your Monday, I don’t know what will.